LAWS5102 Administrative Law
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- This unit builds upon the content of LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, and explores the principles and procedures of judicial review, under which the exercise of executive government power is supervised. This is a field which is continually challenged by the complexity and changing nature of government and by shifting political priorities. In addition to gaining an understanding of specific legal principles and cases, students engage with the broader considerations and contexts that shape the law in this area.
- Students are able to (1) demonstrate at an advanced level knowledge of judicial review and the broader policy considerations that shape the law in this area; (2) engage with and reflect upon (i) ethical issues related to the involvement of marginalised peoples in administrative law processes, including the intersection of administrative law and human rights, and (ii) the competing obligations that attend public sector decision making and the role of the law and legal advocates in this area; (3) engage in critical evaluation of case law, statutes, research and scholarship relating to administrative law; (4) articulate and analyse complex legal issues; and (5) communicate confidently and critically in relation to legal issues in this area and the broader considerations and contexts that shape those issues, in a way that is effective and persuasive for both legal and non-legal audiences.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) research assignment; (2) tutorial participation; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Ambelin Kwaymullina
- Unit rules
- Contact hours
- lectures: 3 hours per week; Practical Classes: 1 x 2 hours per fortnight
Creyke, R. and McMillan, J. Control of Government Action: Text, Cases and Commentary, 4th edn: LexisNexis 2015
Lane, W. B. and Young, S. Administrative Law in Australia: Thomson Lawbook Co. 2007 (this book is now a few years old and there is a new edition expected in late 2017. Students will be directed to specifc portions of the text and advised of relevant changes in the law)
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.